The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Hand Food by Soap & Glory

This month's first world problem is the search for a decent hand cream. I try to be as low-maintenance as possible, but the liquid soap we have at the office leaves my hands very uncomfortably dry. You would think it's easy to find a cheap, effective hand cream, but everything I've tried so far is either too greasy and left marks on my phone and keyboard or completely worthless in the moisturizing department. Or both (*cough* bliss hand cream *cough*).

So anyway.

Hand Food by Soap & Glory: a non-greasy hand cream with shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow

The Good:

+ Really moisturizing. The last hand cream I had (see coughing fit above) left my hands parched post-application. This makes my hands comfortable and happy.
+ It absorbs into the skin quickly, and does not leave a film of grease in its wake.
+ Reasonable-priced. The 50mL tube retails for 7 SGD, and hand creams from comparable brands (e.g. Crabtree & Evelyn, L'Occitane) cost more than double (maybe even triple) that amount. The 125mL tube is even more bang for the buck, retailing for 12 SGD.
+ Pretty pink packaging ^^

The Bad:
+ Strong floral scent. It's something I could get used to, but I just prefer my hands to smell clean and fresh, or sweet, even, instead of cloying and flowery. Although I'm slowly but surely getting used to it.

The Ugly:

+ The nozzle sucks.

There is an empty valley around the tiny hole from which the product is dispensed, so after one use you have all this product in this area that is not coming back into the tube, and when you close the cap it goes right into that valley and displaces the extra cream deposited there and it's just so unnecessarily messy and I just don't understand why they had to design it this way.

I did find a way to work around this by unscrewing the flip-top cap every use, but I wish I didn't have to.

The verdict:
Stupid nozzle and cloying scent aside, one of the best hand creams I've ever used. Worth a try if you're on the market for one.


  1. My fave is definitely Crabtree and Evelyn's La Source hand therapy. Not at all greasy! =) This one looks yummy though :D

  2. Hi Tara! I haven't tried La Source but I do love the Gardener's Hand Therapy (I was actually going to repurchase but then I discovered this). ^^